Amended High-Fenced Deer Hunting Bill Passes Committee March 30, 2015 Indiana

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Amended High-Fenced Deer Hunting Bill Passes Committee March 30, 2015 Indiana Public Media 
... Opponents of the bill say the disease [chronic wasting] is a product of the captive deer industry.  Indiana Wildlife Federation President Steve Cecil also questions the ethics of the preserves...

Amended captive-deer bill would prohibit drugged hunts March 31, 2015 Indianapolis Star
... Owners of Indiana's fenced hunting preserves would be forbidden from selling a deer for a hunt within 24 hours of it being sedated, and only animals born and raised on Indiana deer farms could be hunted... changes to House Bill 1453 ...

Would bill expand 'canned hunting' in Indiana? March 31, 2015 Indiana, Indianapolis Star
... The amendment to House Bill 1453 says that any Indiana property owner with at least 160 acres can offer hunts for farm-raised deer so long as the property has a hunting area of at least 125 contiguous acres surrounded by a 10-foot-tall fence...

Honest-to-Goodness – Captive Hunting Rampant in Indiana April 1, 2015 HSUS News 
... Many established hunting organizations, including the Boone & Crockett Club, theQuality Deer Management Association, the Izaak Walton League, and the Pope & Young Club, say there is nothing remotely sportsmanlike about these operations. ... It is well documented that these ranches are also breeding grounds for disease, such as bovine tuberculosis — which can spread to livestock — and chronic wasting disease. CWD is always fatal, incurable, and it infects deer, elk, and other cervids...

Indiana Senate delays high-fence hunting bill April 9, 2015 Indianapolis Star
... The move sets up a possible vote early next week on House Bill 1453, which would allow the four fenced deer-hunting preserves in Indiana to continue to operate, but would also allow new preserves to open...

Fenced hunting of captive deer is simply wrong April 13, 2015 Indiana, Indianapolis Star
...  House Bill 1453. It opens the gates to legalize the shooting of captive raised deer inside fenced enclosures. The bill deregulates canned hunting, a practice the majority of Hoosiers strongly oppose... 

Indiana senator waters down captive-deer hunt bill April 13, 2015 Indianapolis Star
... Sen. Susan Glick, R-LaGrange, added amendments to House Bill 1453that cut out a provision that would have allowed any fenced hunting preserve larger than 160 acres to open.  Instead, the amended bill would allow only the four hunting preserves now operating in Indiana to stay in business...

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